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113 resources with the keyterm creative thinking

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Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Made Up Math

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Is there a way to connect creative thinking, logical reasoning, mathematical understanding, and humor? You bet there is! Kids begin by creating creative math quizzes, which require creative thinking to solve. For example, 1+1=24, one...
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Dimension Dances

For Teachers 4th
Use dance to help learners conceptualize line segments, rays, lines, and planes. They choreograph dances that show dimensional space. Dancers start by pondering space, point, and lines as the teacher draws them in the air. Each movement...
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Cityscapes

For Teachers K - 12th
A perfect resource for an art teacher of any grade. First, click on the resource's second tab, entitled "Activities," to find four unique grade-specific instructional activity all based on the theme of cityscapes.  Each activity utilizes...
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Lesson: Reflecting Social Status

For Teachers 6th - 12th
More space, in this case, means more status. Kids consider the status assigned to Tlingits via house partition. They discuss a carved piece that shows household space partitioned by status. They then write their own clan stories and draw...
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Lesson: Creativity on Parade

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Parades, ceremonies, and rituals are common to most traditional cultures. Kids analyze a carved piece entitled, Death Cart to understand the significance of these events. They then create floats, carts, and costumes for a class parade...
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Lesson: Animal Journeys

For Teachers K - 5th
Here is a great way to get the brain going. Children look at an image of the sculpture, Jar and then imagine what an animal would look like as it moved inside the sculpture. They then use clay and cookie cutters to create a...
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Lesson: Emphasis on Exaggeration

For Teachers K - 5th
His ears, head, and designs are all an exaggerated form of art. Learners examine a South American sculpture in terms of how exaggeration was used to convey meaning. They then work through the design process as they create similarly...
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Lesson Plan: Wide Open Spaces

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What's the difference between city space and wide open space? Young analysts explore each space through writing, critical thinking, and discussion. They use what they learn to create collages that exemplify both worlds. Great discussion...
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Lesson Plan: Blending Observation and Imagination

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Upper graders analyze the work, Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase by Maria van Oosterwyck. They consider the value of her paintings and how they are still relevent and sought after, 350 years after they were created. The blending of...
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Lesson Plan: Newsflash!

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Fox Games is an Installation piece that allows observers to walk through a clay environment. Kids analyze the piece, considering storytelling and perspectives of light. They imagine how different the piece would look at various times of...
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Lesson Plan: A Bird's Tale

For Teachers K - 5th
Who wouldn't love to get a letter from a blue bird? Elementary art enthusiasts analyze the social and historical context of Ason Yellowhair's Navajo piece, Bird and Cornstalk Rug. They examine the construction and images on the rug...
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Chinese Calligraphy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the beauty of Chinese Calligraphy. This well-developed activity will take your class on a journey through the history of Calligraphy, engage them in technique and style, then challenge them by having them create new strokes to...
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Hot, Hot, Hot, Cold

For Teachers 2nd
Learners dance the image of falling snow. They move, swing, fall, and rise to music working to depict snow falling, the sun, and high/low movements. This is a well-thought out lesson that aids them in seeing movement as a form of...
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Global Grover: Clubhouse

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Do children all over the world make club houses like they do here? They sure do! This documentary-style film shows how a group of children from Israel make a club house. What a wonderful way to show little ones that kids all over the...
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Certificate for Creative Thinking

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Encourage your pupils to think outside of the box by rewarding original thinking with a certificate. The document is colorful and includes clip art images of footprints, which add some interest to the page, but are not particularly...
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Greatest and Simplest Rope Magic Trick

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Why on earth would a teacher want to learn a magic trick? I'll tell you why: it's fun, builds interest, promotes creative thinking, and engages learners in the inquiry process. Learn this easy and really cool rope trick, show it to your...
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New Earth like Extra Solar Planet

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Is there another Earth? Learn about the newest discoveries showing that some exoplanets are defying astronomical rules as we understand them. 25,000 light years away a planet was discovered to be similar to our own. Ask learners to use...
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The Art of Exoplanets

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This is a perfect clip for demonstrating how art, deductive reasoning, creative thinking, and sound scientific data work together. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has collected a lot of data on exoplanets but not exactly what they look...
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Three Card Monte

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
This video shows how to do an old card trick called the Three Card Monte. Because the trick uses three cards you can use this trick to talk about odd and even numbers after completing the trick. The vocabulary can be incorporated into...
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Creating Narrative

For Teachers 5th
Plot, setting, characters, and conflict are common to both drama and narrative stories. Kids create narrated tableaus that show their understanding of the plot, setting, and conflict of a story they've recently read. The lesson...
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Picasso and Beyond!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After reviewing the life and art of Pablo Picasso, learners set out to create abstract, cubist, relief portraits. They'll draw, color, paint, and cut out portraits just like the ones Picasso created. The instructional activity is...
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Word Game!

For Students 3rd Standards
Early finishers beware! Here is a fun word game creative thinkers will really enjoy. They attempt to make as many words as they can using the word transport. Strict rules make this task a real challenge. Tip: Also great to use in a fun...
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Fabric Art

For Teachers K - 8th
Do kids use problem solving skills when they create scrap art? You bet they do! After examining the art of Mary Katherine Lamb, they create their own pieces using recycled products and vintage art techniques. They watch a video about the...
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Blue Water: Telling a Story or Baffling?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Some art can be difficult to interpret. Critical thinkers analyze the forms, techniques, purpose, and meaning found in the abstract piece, Blue Water. They engage in small group discussions in order to form a hypothesis as to the nature...